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Notre Dame Releases 2017-18 Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Mike Brey and his Irish will open on the road for the first time in his 18 seasons at Notre Dame.

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Notre Dame’s 13-game non-conference schedule in head coach Mike Brey’s 18th season features seven games on the road — three of them on a third trip to the Maui Invitational — and six at home.

The regular season begins Nov. 11, but the Fighting Irish will first have two exhibition contests against local NAIA and NCCAA power Bethel College on Nov. 3 (the night before the football home game versus Wake Forest) and NAIA school Cardinal Stritch (located in Milwaukee) Nov. 7.

The regular season breakdown is as follows, with tip-off times to be determined later:

Nov. 11 — At DePaul

This will be the dedication game of the Winstrust Arena at Chicago's McCormick Square, and it will mark the first time in Brey’s 18 seasons the Irish will open on the road.

This will be the 107th meeting between the two schools, second on the all-time Notre Dame chart to the 118 with Marquette, who they could meet in Maui.

Nov. 13 — Mount St. Mary’s

The home opener will be versus the 2017 Northeast Conference Champions who defeated New Orleans in the First Four before falling to No. 1 seed Villanova in the NCAA Tournament.

Nov. 16 — Chicago State

This will be the third time in the last four years the Cougars, 6-26 last year and 1-13 in the Western Athletic Conference, will visit the Irish.

Nov. 20-22 — Maui Jim Maui Invitational, Nov. 20-22, 2017, Lahaina Civic Center

Matchups for the 34th annual event will be announced later this summer. In addition to the Irish and host Chaminade, the eight-team field will be comprised of California, LSU, Marquette, Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth and Wichita State.

Three games will be played in three days.

Nov. 30 — At Michigan State

The challenging November slate concludes in East Lansing with the final contest of the 2017 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, where Notre Dame is 3-1, highlighted by an overtime win over the Spartans in 2014 en route to its first Elite Eight in 36 years.

Dec. 3 — St. Francis Brooklyn

The Terriers were 4-27 last year, including 2-16 in the Northeast Conference.

Dec. 5 — Ball State, Dec. 5

Although the Cardinals are in the same state, the two teams have not met since Jan. 14, 1976, a 119-78 Irish rout. Ball State finished 21-13 last year, 11-7 in the MAC.

Dec. 9 — At Delaware

Brey was 99-52 at Delaware from 1995-2000, earning two NCAA Tournament bids, before accepting the Notre Dame position.

The Blue Hens are now led by long-time Irish assistant Martin Ingelsby, whose massive rebuilding job at the program debuted with a 13-20 ledger, and 5-13 in the Colonial Athletic Association. He is assisted by former Irish teammate Torrian Jones (2001-04).

Dec. 16 — Indiana at Crossroads Classic at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse

The Crossroad Classic is in its seventh season. Notre Dame is 3-3 there after losing to Purdue last year.

Dec. 19 — Dartmouth, Dec. 19, 2017, Purcell Pavilion

The Big Green was 7-20 last year, 4-10 in the Ivy League.

Dec. 21 — Southeastern Louisiana

The final game prior to Christmas break and the start of the 18-game Atlantic Coast Conference schedule will be against the Southland Conference member that finished 16-16 last season.

These will be the 18 ACC games, with dates and times to be released likely in September:

Home/Road: Boston College, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, NC State

Home: Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Pitt

Road: Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia, Syracuse


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